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June 18, 2018
Denver’s DSST charter school network wins a $250,000 prize
“This award belongs to our students, staff, and the DSST community,” said Bill Kurtz, CEO of the network.
June 7, 2018
Denver’s DSST charter network is up for a $250,000 prize
Finalists were chosen based on factors such as test scores and progress toward closing achievement gaps.
February 2, 2018
New site announced for first Aurora DSST charter school
DSST's first Aurora school will now be located on the Fitzsimons campus, not next to Fletcher Community School.
January 18, 2018
Lack of requests for new schools hinders Denver charter network expansion plans
Some charter leaders said they're thinking about expanding beyond Denver, if they haven't already.
terms of the deal
November 14, 2017
Aurora school board approves contract for district’s first DSST campus
The school board for Aurora Public Schools approved the contract for the first DSST campus outside of Denver.
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August 24, 2017
More Colorado charter schools are using weighted lotteries. Here’s why.
More Colorado charter schools are giving priority to educationally disadvantaged students, including those from low-income families, in their annual lotteries.
June 20, 2017
Aurora school board votes to approve DSST charter schools
The school board for Aurora Public Schools voted Tuesday night to allow DSST to open schools in Aurora.
June 7, 2017
DSST charter network would open four new schools in Aurora under staff recommendation
The two proposed DSST 6-12 campuses for Aurora got a green light Tuesday night as the district recommended the board approve the charter applications.
May 1, 2017
Denver-based DSST named finalist for national charter school prize
Denver-based DSST Public Schools has been named one of three finalists for a prestigious national prize recognizing large charter school networks with records of high…
Two for one
March 29, 2017
DSST doesn’t want to open a new school in Aurora. The charter network wants to open two.
DSST submitted a charter application this month to open two new schools in Aurora. The application was deemed complete and accepted this week.
March 7, 2017
If DSST students do their part, CU Denver will guarantee their admission
DSST has similar partnerships with other campuses in the University of Colorado system.
February 23, 2017
Hundreds of education leaders from charter schools, nonprofits denounce Trump’s travel ban
Education leaders are increasingly open to weighing in on political matters that they think connect to their mission.
February 10, 2017
Charter schools band together to advocate major expansion in Denver Public Schools
In all, 27 letters of intent were filed in response to the district's annual call for new school proposals.
Questions of fairness
December 7, 2016
Aurora school board raises red flags about bringing DSST charter to district, but signs off on continuing negotiations
The school board for Aurora Public Schools discussed concerns including about the process of singling out one charter to invite into a partnership for a building.
money to grow
September 28, 2016
Denver’s DSST charter network, in the midst of major expansion, lands $4 million grant
The money will go toward expanding the growing network.
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